The South Asian civil society is a site of constant struggle. In this volume, the focus is not on one nation and the 'methodological nationalism' in the region but on all South Asian nations. It shows how the ethnic activists wrestle with official classifications and categories of daily, traditional practices and attempt to turn them to their advantage. It also argues for the treatment of the differing categories of ethnic movements together, which are otherwise generally treated in isolation.
This volume will be an ideal reference material for those involved in the study of ethnicity, sociology, political science, anthropology and South Asian studies.